The effect of mycorrhizae symbiosis, soil and foliar spray of Flomix on forage yield and some qualitative characteristics of corn (Zea mays L.)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 M.Sc. of Agronomy, Agronomy and Plant Breeding Faculty, Shahrood University, Iran

2 Associated Professor, Agronomy and Plant Breeding Faculty, Shahrood University, Iran


In order to study of interaction between mycorrhizae symbiosis, soil and foliar spary of Flomix on  yield and yield components of corn (Zea may L.), an experiment was carried out as factorial based on Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications in Agriculture Research Station of Shahrood University of Technology in 2014. The treatments included mycorrhizae symbiosis at 2 levels (non-application and application of mycorrhizae), foliar spray at 3 levels (non-application, once sprayed and twice sprayed) and soli spray at 3 levels (non-application, once soil application and twice soil application). Results showed that interaction between mycorrhizae symbiosis, soil and foliar spray of Flomix indicate a significant effect on forage yield, protein percent, grain P, chlorophyll a, b and relative water content traits.  Also effect of mycorrhizae symbiosis+ foliar spray and foliar+ soil spray of Flomix was significant on colonization and increased this trait.Moreover, the result showed that interaction between mycorrhizae symbiosis and foliar spray indicate a significant effect on sugar solution and increased it. Mean comparisons showed treatment of none application of mycorrhizae+ once foliar spray+ none soil spray of Flomix increased the relative water content in compare with Application of mycorrhizae + twice foliar spray+ none soil spray.


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Volume 48, Issue 2 - Serial Number 2
September 2017
Pages 351-364
  • Receive Date: 04 November 2015
  • Revise Date: 08 May 2016
  • Accept Date: 07 June 2016
  • Publish Date: 23 August 2017